June 12, 2005
June 12, 2005
June 15, 2005
10.477.1 - 10.477.18
Development, Assessment and Implementation of Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes of BSEE Program
Satinderpaul Singh Devgan Professor and Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering Tennessee State University
Systematic development of program educational objectives and program outcomes and their assessment for continuous improvement in program effectiveness requires relevant consideration of constituent needs or requirements and program mission. The assessment criteria should reflect program aspirations and should be reflected in assessment tools. This paper describes successful development of program educational objectives and program outcomes that reflect university and college missions and skill sets desired by prospective employers. Qualitative and quantitative assessment tools are used to identify areas of improvement for continuous enhancement of program effectiveness.
Systems engineering approach is used to address the need for highly qualified workforce to address the technological needs of our society. The goals and objectives of the department are developed through a top-down approach to reflect the needs of the society and are consistent with the mission of the University and the College. The goal of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tennessee State University is to offer a high quality, broad-based program in electrical engineering, complemented by basic and applied research and public service, to prepare its graduates for starting positions in industry, government and/or pursue graduate study in related fields.
Development of Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes
ABET EC 2000 criteria has two new criteria (Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes and Assessment) in addition to the six criteria for program assessment in the old ABET criteria 1, 2 . The B.S. in Electrical Engineering program offered by Tennessee State University developed its Program Educational Objectives (PEO), as shown in Table 1, that are consistent with the mission of the University, and its College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, address the requirements of its constituents, and its aspirations. Its constituents include matriculating students, faculty, alumni, industry and industrial cluster members and the departmental industrial cluster committee. The constituents are selected based upon their interest and involvement in our program and its graduates. The inputs from industry, technical and professional societies, ABET, governmental agencies, etc, regarding skills desired of engineering graduates are mapped in Table 2.
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Devgan, S. (2005, June), Development, Assessment And Implementation Of Program Educational Objectives And Program Outcomes Of Bsee Program Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. https://peer.asee.org/15088
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